Joseph “Joe” Pickett was born the 2nd day of June 1928 in Greensburg, KY and passed away on the 8th day of September 2016 in Columbia, KY.
Joe lived a life of much love and great joy. Joe was a farmer, a fisherman, an artist, a French harp player, a story teller, car counter, bingo player and photographer, among many other gifts and talents.
Joe lived most of his life on his family's farm in Greensburg, KY with his parents, Jim Willie and Eunice Pickett. After their passing, he lived with his brothers and sisters and his nephew and niece, Kenny and Tammy Pickett.
In 2001, Joe moved to the Nashville, TN to live with his nephew, Rodney Pickett, and his partner, Bryan Roberson. In Nashville, Joe was very involved at Fifty Forward's Adult Day Services at Second Presbyterian Church. The highlight of each week for Joe was Bingo, and he loved being with the many kids who visited the facility. When Second Presbyterian's historic building was destroyed by a tragic fire in 2003, Joe decided to paint flower pots and sell them to help raise money for the church. He raised over $500.00 and was awarded a beautiful plaque of honor from the church for his generosity. Bonnie Brink, director, and Angelia Knight, assistant, were his two best friends at Adult Day Services, which is called "The Center." While in Nashville, Joe also attended West End United Methodist Church and was a member of Sacred Journeys Sunday School class. He volunteered with Room In the Inn and enjoyed talking to the guests.
In 2014, Joe moved back to Columbia, KY and was a resident at Summit Manor until his death.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Willie and Eunice Pickett, brothers, Harvey, Ellis, Lester, Boyce, Colby & Foster Pickett, and sister, Ann Lizzie Austin.
Joe is survived by his sister, Ruth Pickett Moore, and brother, Frank Pickett, and several nephews and nieces.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held Monday, September 12, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Pickett’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Andrew Breeden and Rev. Rod Walley officiating.
Burial will follow the service in the Orr Family Cemetery, Greensburg Ky.
Visitation after 5:00 P.M. Sunday and 6 – 10 A.M. Monday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home and after 11:00 A.M. Monday at the church
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements